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flood zone. wisconsin residents forced to fully after a levee begins to fail. parts of the midwest brace for more historic flooding. live at the scene as authorities prepare for the worst. emergency landing. fear and prayers inside a delta flight after the plane's landing gear becomes stuck. >> heads down, get down, heads down, stay down, heads down -- >> we'll hear from the passenger who took this dramatic cell phone video and tell you why the pilot is being hailed as a hero. and back in court. amanda knox faces more charges that could keep her in prison even longer as her mother fights to defend her daughter and
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herself from slander charges. we'll talk to amanda's mother in an exclusive live studio interview early this september an exclusive live studio interview early this september morning, september 27th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs we'll get outside and get to know those people in a while. meantime good morning, everybody i'm harry smith. >> out early this monday morning. good morning, everyone i'm maggie rodriguez. >> a police officer, your 14-year-old step-daughter does something with her young boyfriend you really don't want her to do. so, you pretend to arrest the young man as seen in this video. this does not end well. we'll have the story for you in a little bit. we begin at 7:00 this monday morning with major flooding in the midwest. residents are bracing for the worst this morning as the threat of flash floods still remains very high. cbs news correspondent cynthia bowers is in portage, wisconsin
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to bring us up to date. good morning, cindy. >> reporter: good morning, maggie. this earthen he levee is part of a series of dikes built mostly sand way back in the 1890s. sunday parts began to erode or give way as people in the historic town of portage are seeing the wisconsin river at its highest level since 1938. here in portage, the wisconsin river reached 20.5 feet sunday. that's even higher than the predicted crest, which forecastrs said wouldn't come until later today. 300 residents were asked to evacuate but those who stayed behind were trapped when local highways were shut down. >> they told us that we have -- that we had ten minutes to get out of there because they are blocking off all the roads back there. >> reporter: all this flooding was the result of extraordinarily heavy rains that fell across the upper midwest last week, as much as 10 to 12 inches in some areas. in the western wisconsin town of
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arcadia, some folks were allowed to return to their homes only to find their belongings water-logged. >> phone calls from a few friends letting me known flooding was occurring in arcadia. so, i o got up and my house was already full. >> reporter: water and mud wiped out everything in troy's basement and garage, even his new car. flood insurance will cover the damage, but money isn't always enough. this was his grandparents' pool table. >> sentimental, you can't replace that. >> reporter: south dakota, not far from from sioux falls saw its worst flooding in 20 years. sunday, the big sioux river rose two feet above flood stage. >> boy, i'd better get all my stuff. >> reporter: 60 homes and 20 businesses lost in tiny zum bro falls, when the river crested over the weekend, sweeping over 12 feet of water through main street. >> i had, you know, workers and they lost their jobs. their homes, and everything.
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>> reporter: the frightening thing here in portage is that there is a portion of this dam that officials say is in what's called failure mode. if it does give way, 150 homes could be in jeopardy. for now it's just a waiting game to see when the wisconsin water recedes and begins to ease some of the pressure. residents will just have to wait and see, maggie. >> a scary thought. cynthia bowers, thank you. at 7:04, harry with politics. to the battle for the midterm elections president obama kicks off a three-day campaign swing today, trying to motivate his base and hopefully turn around his party's fortunes in november. cbs news congressional correspondent nancy cordes has more from washington. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, harry. the president is going to have a lot of high-profile company out on the campaign trail, with five weeks to go until the midterm elections, both parties are bringing out their stars. >> ladies and gentlemen,
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congressman barney frank -- >> reporter: in massachusetts sunday the former president and democratic heavyweight bill clinton rallied supporters on behalf of congressman barney frank, seeking a 16th term in office. he won his last election by a 2-to-1 margin. his sheet should be considered a safe one. but, in this year's anti-incumbent climate, nothing is certain for democrats. >> nobody, but nobody in the house, has done more to help build back the american dream than barney frank. you ought to be there for him election day. >> reporter: clinton joining a growing list of political stars campaigning on both sides. michelle obama will stump for five democratic candidates in october, both the first lady and the former president enjoy higher favorability ratings than the current president. on the republican side, former alaska governor sarah palin is hitting the campaign trail. along with possible presidential
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hopeful, mitt romney. the latest politico/g with battle ground poll show americans believe a republican-led congress would do a better job than the president handling job creation, a key issue in the campaign. >> voters, be ware. >> reporter: and with time running out to turn things around, some democrats are fighting conservatives by flooding the airwaves with attack ads aimed at opponents' tax records and personal lives. but, both sides can play at that game and one veteran ad watcher tells me things are getting nastier faster than any previous campaign season. harry. >> nastier faster. nancy cordes, thank you very much. joining us now, two cbs news political analysts former bush adviser dan bartlett in austin, a democratic strategist jamal simmons in washington. good morning to you both. >> good morning, harry. >> jamal, let me start with you. if the election were held district by district, who
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prevails? and if the election were a referendum on the president who prevails? >> i think if it's held district by district, democrats have a fighting chance. if it's a referendum how the white house has been communicating or democrats communicating the last two years i think democrats will have a tougher night. that's what's so interesting about the polling numbers, people look at the generic polls but if i'm running a campaign in madison, wisconsin, i care a lot more how my candidate is doing versus theirs than the national mood. >> dan bartlett, is this election going to be a referendum on the president? >> history tells you it is, harry. every time a young president in his first term has a midterm election, it always becomes a referendum on that president and with the number that we're seeing both across the country on the economy, his personal approval rating being well below 50% now, this is a real challenge for the democrats having the big guns go out across the country is an interesting strategy because many of these democrats in these swing states and other districts
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want to run as far away as possible from this president. harry, here's the difference oonz, the difference, the poll nancy just showed one that showed republicans in congress versus president obama. but if you look at that same poll and you look at republicans in congress versus democrats in congress, the democrats beat the republicans by four points. what's starting to happen now, which wasn't happening most of the year, democrats are starting to advertise. that's the difference. republicans have been communicating in a vacuum most of the year now you have democrats engaged and i think voters will be educate. >> the jamal, you are ready to predict the republicans will not take control of congress in five weeks. >> absolutely. i think, look, it will be a duff night for democrats, we'll lose scores of seats but whether or not that means we lose the house of representatives, i think we're far, far away from knowing that. >> wow. >> you could take a poll two months out that said what would happen on election day and we know there would be no reason to have the campaign. >> an eternity after all. dan bart legal, do you think republicans win back control of
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the house. >> i do. i think while many republicans hope the election was this week or next week. >> that was my next question. >> but the fundamentals of this campaign got us to this place and the president and democrats in congress in place aren't going to change whether the economic outrock, the right track, wrong track, the president's approval rating. these are all very important signals or gauges for us to look at and right now, i don't see him changing that fundamentally. so, i believe we will see the house of representatives flip. i think it is much closer in the senate but right now republicans, as long as they play a smart campaign, you know, be very disciplined down the stretch of this campaign, this should be a good night for the republicans in the house. >> very good. jamal simmons and dan bartlett, thank you both very much for being with us this morning. very insightful, appreciate it. maggie. >> thanks, harry. a story of heroism in the cockpit this weekend a delta flight was forced to make an emergency landing at jfk after landing gear got stuck a. passenger captured the final moments before touchdown on his cell phone.
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our news correspondent michelle miller has the pictures and the story. >> reporter: the cabin of delta flight 4951 from atlanta was tensely quiet on approach when the pilot uttered this ominous warning. >> brace for impact. >> reporter: the cell phone video shows passengers as they huddled and prayed. the flight attendant warned them to assume the crash position. >> heads down. stay down. >> reporter: the plane operated by delta regional carrier atlantic southeast airlines had only two of its three landing gear deployed. firefighters and rescue crews stood by in fear of the plane exploding into a fireball. this was a call from the crew to the tower. >> rescue one, 64 souls on board and 6,000 pounds of fuel. >> people were emotional there. are tears, a lot of tears. you're in a tough situation. >> reporter: as the pilot prepared to land he uttered what could have been his last words. >> -- roger and --
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>> reporter: you touched down tipping the plane to its right dragging its wing and generating a shower of sparks. >> when those sparks were flying, people were definitely -- you know, it was definitely scary. >> reporter: it's a landing many are already comparing to the usair ways miracle on the hudson from january 2009. one aviation expert says the skillful acts of the pilot prevented what could have been a disaster. >> if this pilot doesn't do the landing by the book and do it skillfully, the consequences could be catastrophic. >> reporter: for no one on the flight was injured and all were happy to walk away with only their nerves frayed. >> it could have been bad and turned out to be a very smooth landing. >>. >> reporter: the pilot, whose name has not been released being hailed as an anonymous hero. michelle miller, cbs news new york. >> i'll take away his anom mimt.
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se 50-year-old jack conroy and his family says there couldn't have been a better captain at the helm, a retired navy flyer with nerves of steel who handled that beautifully. >> how about that flight attendant sticking with it all the way down, terrific stuff. good news for a change this morning. now erica at the news desk with a check of other headlines. good morning. >> good morning. u.s. forces engaged in a new critical assault targeting the taliban in afghanistan operation "dragon strike" includes ground and air forces centered on forces in kandahar. nato expects heavy fighting. our correspondent is there this morning. mandy. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the focus of this push is to clear out insurgents from the outskirts of kandahar city. kandahar is the birthplace of the taliban and coalition forces say they expected a hard battle. the goal of the new offensive is to destroy taliban fighting positions so they'll have
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nowhere left to hide. >> it's very important to get rid of the taliban, which, you know, regards kandahar as their heartland. >> reporter: it operation is now a top priority for coalition forces but the taliban aren't leaving without a fight. when troops go on patrol, they often face small arms fire, roadside bombs or well-placed boobytraps. at least 16 americans have already died in this new offensive. erica? >> thanks. israeli settlors resume building on the west bank. israel refused to the extend building moratorium that expired yesterday. the palestinians had threatened to walk out of the peace talks if building resumes. you are looking at a live picture this morning. arab leaders are expected to meet within days. bishop eddie long, the pastor of a nationally known megachurch in suburban atlanta says he is fighting the sex allegations against him. cbs news correspondent mark strassmann joins us from georgia
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this morning with more. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. no ordinary church or ordinary scandal. at stake a multi-million-dollar religious and business empire and allegations of a sinning pastor. >> i'm under attack. >> reporter: outside atlanta bishop eddie long is also under great scrutiny. is he a sexual sinner, seducer of teen-aged boys in his ministry. >> this is probably the most difficult time in my entire life. >> reporter: in civil suits, four young men claim long, their pastor, first adopted them as his spiritual sons then seduced them with scripture, cars, and jewelry, for sex. >> the part the parents didn't know is that part of being a "son" was actually an abusive, emotional, and physical relationship of their children. >> reporter: all four teens were older than georgia's age of consent but the allegations have rocked new birth missionary baptist church, one of america's
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most influential megachurches with 25,000 members. a social conservative, long has repeatedly attacked homosexuality as sinful. in it his denial during sunday's services, long never said flat out he was innocent of the allegations. >> i have never, in my life, portrayed myself as a perfect man. but, i am not the man that's being portrayed on the television. >> reporter: most people in his congregation seemed to support h him. >> he said, i did not do it and i believe him. >> i feel like david against goliath. but, i got five rocks, and i haven't thrown one yet. >> reporter: long preaches the gospel of prosperity, god wants you to be reach and flaunts his own wealth, lives in a mansion, drives a bently flies around in a private plane. now four young men want to take
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a chunk of that wealth for what they say was emotional pain and fraud. erica? >> mark strassmann this morning, thanks. time to get to dave price with a first check of the
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>> still watching the flood threat in minnesota and wisconsin, we'll keep an eye on that. that's a quick look at your weather picture this morning, guys. >> thanks, dave. coming up, american amanda knox back in court this week facing even more prison time. this morning, we are speaking exclusively with her mother about amanda's new legal battle. and did a police officer go too far pretending to arrest a teen-aged boy?
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it is 7:30 in the morning on this monday. the weekend sure flew by, didn't it? those folks seem pretty happy anyway. welcome back to "the early show." coming up a warning about soft drinks and other beverages laced with sugar. you could guess they could be a big reason your child is overweight even obese. i bet you didn't know one 12-ounce can of soda every day can tack on as much as 15 pounds in one year. our dr. jennifer ashton will be along with the results of a new study on which beverages are best and worse for your children. every father's warning to his daughter's boyfriend, don't even think about it. well, one father in california may have taken that warning too
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farp. he's a police officer. he pretended to arrest a teen-aged boy who he believed had gone too far with his step-daughter and then decided to take action. we'll have that story, too. >> first, at 7:30, the latest on amanda knox currently serving 26 years in an italian prison for murdering her roommate. but this week, she'll be back in court fighting off the possibility of even more jail time on a different charge. we'll speak with her mother exclusively about this in just a moment. her mother, edda mellas, also faces jail time for the same charge but first our national correspondent jeff glor is here with the details. jeff, good morning. >> good morning to you. ten months after convicted of murder 23-year-old seattle native amanda knox will face an italian judge again friday not what she did but for what she said. amanda knox is already serving a 26-year sentence inside an italian prison for a murder she says she didn't commit. this week, italian authorities will try to add more years.
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>> at a certain point, the police began to be more aggressive with me. >> reporter: that is knox describing her police interrogation to an italian judge. she clamgs her confession in the bloody murder of roommate meredith kercher was coerced after an investigator physically struck her. >> i was hit in the back of the head by one of the police officers, who said she was trying to make me -- help me remember the truth. >> reporter: police say that is a lie. their officers never hit her and that lie, they charge, amounts to slander. friday, she will face a judge and possibly have six years added to her prison term. >> liable and slander are criminal charges in italy. here in the u.s., they are only civil charges that can result in money damages. >> reporter: in a case that grabbed international headlines knox, her boyfriend and another man stood accused of the death. the prosecution described it as a case of violent sex that went too far. but, knox supporters say the
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case was botched, there was though dna evidence directly linking her to the crime and a knife thought to be the murder weapon did not match evidence at the scene. knoxes parents have spent the past three years traveling to and from italy to support her also face slander charges for repeating her claim to a british newspaper. in a twist, a prosecutor in that case was convicted this summer of abuse of office for an unrelated case. amanda knox is appealing her conviction an appeal scheduled to be heard in november. maggie? >> jeff glor, thank you. joining us exclusively is amanda's mother ed today mel lus. good morning. >> good morning. >> start with this slander case you, amanda an her father all face charges, amanda because she said she was treated badly during interrogation and you because you repeated the story to a journalist. are you legitimately concerned about this? how far do you think it will go. >> the lawyers have told me that the charges, especially mine, to
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not worry. she has the right under italian law to defend herself and tell her side of the story, which is what she's done. i don't think they are particularly worried about that, just one more thing we have to go through. >> exactly, especially in the process of this appeal which when you and i first spoke about a couple months ago seemed optimistic it would go your way. since then this fbi agent decided not on his own, not hired by you or anyone else, he decides to look at the evidence, spends a year poring over it concludes amanda was so evident he would let his daughter be her roommate, his words. it doesn't mean much in an italian court. >> that's true. it's really nice people are taking a look at it and coming to the same conclusion that, you know, a lot of people have, she's innocent but you're right it doesn't make a huge amount of difference in italy. >> what are you going to do? are you still as confident as you were about the appeal even though now she faces even more charges. >> you know, i think we make a choice every day to try to stay
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positive. and, you know, it's either despair every day or just really hope that they look at the evidence and, if they do that, if they really just look at the evidence, that they will allow them both to go free. >> i'm not sure if you've seen the new book written bay former inmate who spent time with amanda. she said she went back to prison and found, quote an amanda much more adult and in the small amount of time seemed to have aged beyond her years, no longer the beautiful angel girl she had been. you spent a lot of time with her this summer. would you agree with that assessment. >> i think amanda has matured, kind of a forced grg a young care-free college student to, you know, a situation she's had to grow up really fast and i don't think she really knew this inmate, which is quite interesting, and i haven't ready the book, but, yeah. >> what were your impressions from being with aman do for six weeks over the summer? how does she keep her sanity in this place. >> you know, the beginning of the summer was hard. it was both of our birthdays
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again, it was really hot and uncomfortable and was really down because here she was another year there. i think now that things are moving and there are court dates coming up and she sees things progressing again, she's feeling better. she reads -- she writes, she works on her studies. she is still taking classes. >> she sings in the chorus? >> she sings in the choir, yes, one of the members. they are doing a performance. i hear some of these things in the news, before -- yeah. >> it seems as though, it is still prison. >> still prison. >> but making the very best out of a horrible situation. >> yeah. >> i wanted to ask but this movie lifetime said they are making a movie about amanda and hayden paniter will portray her. there were reports you tried to block production. >> we heard about the movie in the news like everybody ous and, no, our lawyers have never said they are trying to block production r. one said it is premature because the story is
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ongoing but other than that we haven't tried to stop it and don't know anything about the movie other than what we've heard. >> what does amanda think about the idea of a movie made about her. >> she's a very private person she can't believe people would try to tell her story and don't know her and haven't talked to her and she finds that just odd. so, yeah, it's bizarre. >> all right. as always, thank you for taking the time. >> thank you. >> 7:37. time for a check of the weather. so, let's take an early look at what's going on in your area. >> up next, a california police
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officer pretends to arrest a teenager for having sex with his step-daughter. but, things didn't go exactly as he planned. this surprising caught-on-top story when we return. you're watching "the early show" on cbs.
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jo if you have a teen-age sdad daughter you know what it is like to worry about what she may be doing especially with her boyfroend. one father in california found out his 14-year-old step-daughter was having sex and he did something about it. the only problem, he's a cop and it's all caught on tape. our correspondents priya david-clemens is in san jose and has the story for us this morning. good morning. >> good morning to you. the officer claims he made a fake arrest to send a real message about underaged sex but now authorities are faced with a dem ma, was he simply being an overprotective father or was he police officer who seriously abused his power? >> stand um. are you listening? >> reporter: this grainy cell phone video shows a police officer admonishing a 15-year-old boy. their identities have been
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concealed. the teen has been handcuffed and told he is under arrest. the crime? having sex with the officer's 14-year-old step-daughter. >> not a good thing the person you had sex with is a cop's daughter. >> reporter: the video actually shot by the boy's father, who can also be heard admonishing his son. as the police officer threatens the boy with criminal charges. >> we're going to file charges on you for having sex with a minor. >> >> reporter: after five minutes the officer undoes the handcuffs and later tells the family he had no intention to make an arrest and only there to send the boy a message, something the family now says is a gross misuse of police power. >> the officer is about two feet away from him towering over him. with his right hand on his duty weapon. in my opinion, he committed a kidnapping. he committed false imprisonment. >> reporter: in a statement to cbs news, the officer's attorney responded saying that the officer is in control and is clearly concerned with the
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unlawful sexual relations the young man has had with the officer's daughter. every parent would agree this is sage advice and we should not allow this message to be lost because of a misplaced focus on what the girl's father was wearing. but for now, that uniform has been taken away. the officer has been suspended as authorities investigate the case. >> i think the fact it was a step-father who intervened is going to make this less likely to be a criminal charge. people understand how in family matters people get very upset. >> reporter: the officer also delivered a similar message to his step-daughter by taking her on a fake drive to juvenile hall. harry. >> priya, what's going to happen to this cop? >> reporter: well, the teen-aged boy is not showing much mercy, he actually wants the officer to go to jail. there is an internal affairs review going on and the police chief is looking at changing rules how cops interact with family members or people thee know in these situations. prosecutors are looking at charges and will decide if they file within the next few days.
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>> priya david-clemens this morning in california thank you very much. up next, "saturday night live" returns and takes on everyone from christine o'donnell to david paterson, plus katy perry's very funny take on the elmo controversy. we'll break it all down for you, when we come back.
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first time hosting but not the only alum joined by her fellow former castmates tina fay, jimmy fallon, rachel dratcch and justin timberlake for a special cameo. musical guest and pop powerhouse katy perry rocking two songs "california gurls" and "teen-aged dreams" the moment of the night new york governor david paterson mocked for years decided, hey, if you can't beat them, join them. >> and to tell you that working in albany is just like watching "saturday night live." there are a lot of characters, it's funny for ten minutes and then you just want it to be over [ laughter ] . >> it was pretty good. i have to say. >> great. >> he was fantastic on it. that was a very funny part but just kind of getting ribbing because they have funny skits and people say, the next news, do the rest of it -- >> i love when the real person being imitated comes on to be with their fake version.
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>> let's just go through history, though. when he was first mocked, do you remember his outrage? >> sure. >> at -- at -- >> like erica said, if you can't beat them, join them. >> exactly right, smart thing to do. >> as a politician, it's a smart thing to do. >> what about sarah palin -- >> absolutely. >> a classic moment. >> and justin timberlake comes back like a regular cast member at this point. >> he will be on our show soon but won't try to kiss, i we don't think, any of us. >> look out dave price. >> might get lucky. you're watching "the early show." cascade complete pacs. the best of cascade powder and gel in one pac. dual forces combine and conquer. sending stuck-on food and greasy messes to a watery grave. ♪ that was easy. [ male announcer ] cascade complete pacs.
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for the time being, a particularly for the metro south, we're starting to see a little bit of a break in the action. believe me, it's only going to be a little break in the action. i want to widen this out and change scans. this is the mosaic. you take the airport radar and put them together, that's a different story. rain with a high of 75 degrees today. soaking rain at times throughout the day.
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lexus. >> and the weather isn't stopping the slot machines. they'll open in a few minutes. [low audio] >> it was supposed to open this thursday after a grand opening ceremony. the games begin today. >> >> there's less pain at the pump. the average price for a gallon of regular similar $2.60. we can expect the price to drop further. stay with us, up next, a soft drink guy. it's no secret, the drinks are linked to weight gain. we'll weigh in and daniel day kim, the lost actor trades an island for another. ,,,,,,,,
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that stormy monday thing going on out there on the plaza. they are damp but enthusiastic. >> we thank them for that. >> dave will get out there and meet those folks in a bit. welcome back to "the early show" i'm harry smith along with maggie rodriguez. coming up, one of our favorite segments of the year, we are so excited. halloween decorations are out, you know what that means, christmas is right around the corner. >> yep. >> so we'll help you get a jump-start on shopping for your kids by showing you this season's super, super-hot toys before they sell out. >> or before they jack up the
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price so much that you can't even afford to buy one for your kids. also ahead, we'll reveal the results of a medical study that looked at 15,000 teenagers and what they drink. about a third of them have more than three beverages a day sweetened with sugar and that is leading to obesity. it is an epidemic in this country. our dr. jennifer ashton will be along to tell us how to make healthier choices. >> first, erica with another check of the headlines. good morning. >> good morning. more flooding expected this morning in the midwest a levee pushed to its limits in wisconsin on the verge of breaking. our news correspondent, cynthia bowers, is in portage, wisconsin with the very latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. 150 homes here remain at risk on a very foggy morning as a portion of this century-old levee some sandbagging was under way to shore up weak spots as
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residents were asked to evacuate. those who stayed behind did so with the caveat the only road in and out was being shut down. at three feet above flood stage, the wisconsin river in portage is at its highest level, 29.5 feet since 1938. amid hope a levee built in the 1890s can survive. erica? >> cynthia bowers in portage, wisconsin this morning. news this morning of a big merger in the airline industry, southwest airlines planning to buy airtran for $1.4 billion. the new operation, the two low-cost carriers would operate from more than 100 different airports. u.s. and allied forces engaged in a critical combat operation against the taliban happening in southern afghanistan right now. at least 16 american troops have been killed in operation "dragon strike" including both ground and air forces targeting the taliban stronghold of kandahar, a three-pronged attack designed to sprent the taliban from
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escapes and nato expects heavy fighting, militants are returning fire with rocket-propelled gle nads and small arms. over the weekend, pentagon officials go to extremes to stop a book from going public. they bought and destroyed the entire first run print, 9500 copies of the book "operation dark heart" it was written by lieutenant colonel anthony schafer and feared the book would reveal military secrets. rescue crews a big step closer to pulling out 393 trapped mineres in chile. our news correspondent seth doane has the latest. >> reporter: some of the latest equipment to arrive at the mine site over the weekend was was greeted with cheers. rescuers plan to use this capsule, painted in the colors of chile's flag, to pull the 33 trapped miners to the surface, one by one. it's dubbed, the phoenix because it could offer the miners new life. officials are aiming for a november rescue. it's what we're all waiting for
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and i'm happy, this sister of a trapped miner said, even more happy because of the capsule. officials demonstrated how someone can fit into the cage, which is about two feet wide, roughly the size of a bicycle tire. this capsule is outfitted with oxygen, with communication, and chile's mine minister explained a system that, in case of emergency, allows us to unhinge the bottom part. that, in case the capsule should get jammed. half a mile below ground, miners continue to receive life-sustaining supplies through several smaller shafts and they've begun preparing for their rescue by exercising. some are said to be jogging through the winding tunnels below the collapsed part of the mine. the 33 men will likely be pulled through one of three separate rescue tunnels being drilled toward them. the trip should be roughly 15 minutes long.
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and while that trip may not come for five or more weeks, family members at the site are optimistic that the early aa rirvel of the capsule could signal an earlier rescue. perhaps sometime in october. seth doane, cbs news, los angeles. and here's katie couric with a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news" girchlts morning. you know, everybody in the world has a story, even our steve hartman about his closer encounter with a hungry camel in the australian outback. >> now it's eating me! >> we'll have that and more tonight only on the "cbs evening news" now back to "the early show." >> steve hartman becomes a meal. now dave price w
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hi, good morning, we'll look at the forecast today after the first warning doppler weather radar shows that we're finally, after 12 hours, getting a bid of a break in the rain. trust me, it will be a bit of a break, we'll have a lot of rain in the forecast today. 75 is the high, between hide night and midnight, two to four inches of rain will fall in the mid-atlantic. 69 degrees tonight and sglarns this weather report sponsored by subway restaurants. build your better breakfast and grab lunch to go, too. >> and one more shout out today to the miracle workers at st. jude's children's hospital. you guys just got back with who?
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>> with colin. >> and colin is doing how well. >> awesome, awesome. >> you know what, how about a fist bump? there we go. again, thank you to st. jude's hospital. all right, folks. that's your weather picture. maggie, inside to you. i'm going it dry up. >> what a cutie. up next how sugar-sweetened beverages could be ruining your kids' health. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. and it's a slam dunk. i like my breakfast sandwich with green peppers, onion, banana peppers and mustard. i like eggs with black forest ham on wheat. with everything. i like a little kick. that's a good call. i like mine with egg whites. and... a napkin. [ male announcer ] have you built your better breakfast? now's the time! try our better-for-you western egg white muffin melt or the dee-licious double bacon egg and cheese on toasty flatbread. subway. build your better breakfast.
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in this morning's health watch teen-aged obesity and sugar-sweetened beverages, a new study finds they can be a significant factor in weight gain, even o obesity. our dr. jennifer ashton is here to run this down for us. good morning, jen. >> good morning, maggie. >> in the interest of full disclosure we should say you are an investor on on the scientific board of a beverage company. >> correct. >> we are talking about things
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to which sugar has been added, soda. >> juice not all jus and sports drinks. >> what did they find. >> first we have to ask why they bother to dot study, maggie. first we hear about it all the time e bossty is such an enormous problem in our teenagers and children and thought to target why. once you can identify the factors individually, hopefully you can then target the treatment and try to reduce those behaviors that may be playing a role. obviously, we can't do anything about our genetics or our family history. but, that's really why they did this study, they wanted to look at specifics, what were these kids drinking, how much of it and what else were they eating and doing? >> they found downtown have to drink very much of this to gain a significant amount of weight. one, 12-ounce can daily amounts to 15-pound weight gain per year. >> it could be 13 or 15 pounds or more of weight gain a year. that is a staggering fact. let's talk ba b what the study did. as you said it was done it in texas. they looked at over 15,000
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teenagers eighth and 11th grade boys and girls, cross-section of ethnic groups identified what they drank, how much of it and what else they ate and were doing, this study looked at diet and behavior. what they found the teenagers who drank soda not talking about not diet soda but teen-agers who drank soda, exercised less, less active and ate more unhealthy foods, boys drank more soda than girls and increased as they got older and also boys economically disadvantaged tend to drink more soda than girls. interestingly on the flip side found teenagers who consume the sports-like beverages actually xherd more, more active and tended to eat more healthy foods. the thinking here is that it may have to do with how those beverages -- >> are marketed. >> -- advertised or marketed. exactly. some claim health benefits. is that just marketing? >> well, it really is. there is controversy within the field of how important these
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sports drinks really are for you and we really need to be clear here. if you are doing 60 or 90 minutes or more of strenuous aorobic activity drenched in sweat then yes, they can be helpful to replace sugar and electrolytes and water you've lost but absent that, really water is best, unless you are talking about the occasional consumption in moderation. >> okay. so, keep the consumption occasional. what else can we do to make healthier choices. >> a couple things parents can do. first of all, if you are going to allow your teenager to consume these beverages sports-like dripgs really make it clear to them only after strenuous exercise because that's one important thing. you can dilute it with water and kind of taper them down off the concentration of this sweetened beverage. and, obviously, you want to emphasize water and milk. we're talking skim milk or low-fat milk. teenagers are not drinking enough water, obviously important for their health. lastly, obviously limit consumption, tell your teenager
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once in a while fine or on a daily basis or several times a day, not good. >> jennifer ashton, thank you, doctor. >> you bet. >> up next he's not lost anymore daniel dae kim is live in our studio. we'll talk to him live on "the early show" on cbs. without the pills. no pills, no pain. how can you get pain relief without taking pills around the clock? try thermacare heatwraps, for all day relief without pills. i was surprised, thermacare worked all day. you feel the heat. and it relaxes and unlocks the muscle. you've got to try it. [ man ] thermacare, more effective for back pain than the maximum dose of acetaminophen, the medicine in tylenol. go to today for a $3 off coupon. thermacare. no pills. no pain. just relief. in the science of color with quattron. by adding a fourth color -- yellow...
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looks just right with the scenes of new york in the background. the hot new remake of one of tv's great shows "hawaii five-o" is back. daniel dae kim is back, doing impressive juggling fighting international terrorists, investigating murders and supporting his cousin, also his teammate.
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>> you really proved yourself out there today. you've earned this. for the record, i wouldn't have missed your graduation for anything. >> and daniel dae kim is with us live in the studio this morning. good morning. >> good morning. >> does it all seem real yet? you are seven years on "lost". >> right. six. >> six, story. all of a sudden to be in this new show in a completely different realm. >> yeah, it is a little bit odd, you know, but it's a completely different realm but still on the same island. it was a little bit strange for me to kind of be going back to the same locations where we shot so many important scenes to "lost" but with a whole new crew and whole new cast and under very different circumstances. >> didn't i read this correctly you were finishing "lost" as the pile was shot for five-0 and
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there was a very dramatic end to "lost" and you were trying to run over and do this pilot at the same time? >> that's right, as we shot scenes in a submarine and i don't want to spoil it for -- >> seven people who didn't see it. >> as we shot scenes in the submarine i was actually shooting the pilot for five-0 so doing double duty, for sure. >> when this opportunity to do "lost" came along, you decided to move to hawaii. >> uh-huh. >> right? so your whole family is there. >> right. >> and how great was it, then, when you had this job opportunity to do "hawaii five-o" to be able to stay? >> you know, i feel incredibly fortunate to be on two quality shows regardless where you are in the world, very lucky and to have them both be in hawaii, i don't know what the odds are of that but i bet they are pretty slim. >> you must be looked at then like as almost the local. you've lived there so long and sort of know what's up. what has been like for your fellow castmates from five-0 o then to come and sort of
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experience the island with you? >> well, i'm glad to be -- >> islands, i i should say. >> well done. i'm glad to be able to kind of show them around with what i know. i remember when we first moved to the island, the cast of "lost" first moved to the island, we didn't know anyone and so we hung out with each other and kind of explored together. it would have been great to have a little tour guide or host to show me the quiet spots to eat. so, i was happy to do that for them. >> as you have, you're just come back to the mainland in the last day or so, what was it like when the show finally aired last monday night and then everybody on the, you know, everybody in hawaii got a chance to see it, did it feel like everybody watched it? >> it really did. you know, i guess, you know, there was an awareness of it nationally but in hawaii it's the namesake show and so everyone has an opinion how hawaii "hawaii five-o" should go. matter of fact i walked home after one day of shooting and there was a note in my mailbox from one of the neighbors, who had said, you know, i really enjoy your show but please tell
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scott to speak up. >> wow. have you shared that with him yet? >> i haven't. well, now i have. >> now you have. people really have of a proprietary interest on what happens, what's portrayed, what's authentic, what's not authentic. >> absolutely, from everything to the locations to how we speak pigeon to use of the hawaiian language, they are very, very piniated and want it to be as authentic as possible. >> there must be a phenomenal sense of pride about a show like that that's actually named after the. coming back and then it must be terrific for you, then, to be swept up and be part of it. >> you know, i call hawaii my home. so, to be able to represent hawaii in this way is really special. you know, as far as, you know, the namesake goes it's a double-edged sword because on one hand you are bringing hawaii to the world but people are very aware they don't want to show hawaii as a crime-riddleplace where all sorts of terrible
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stuff is going on all the time. >> that's not the case, i'm sure you know. >> verse. >> the other thing i think is interesting about this, i imagine being able to come home and say, i've got this job and your kids being able to say, we don't have to move has got to be a huge, huge deal. >> it was a big deal because, as "lost" was finishing we would sit down and have family conversations ba what we were going to do next and it was, you know, i have a teenager at home and he's very opinionated -- [ laughter ] >> -- and i wanted to make sure the whole family was happy. >> last night was the debut -- i mean, last monday night. up against "monday night football" and all kinds of other things and the show did gang buster numbers right? >> i think we did really well. we're thrilled. i thought cbs did a great job of boosting us as much as they could and a product we can all be proud of. >> you have family here in new york city, as well as pennsylvania? >> that's right. >> they are going to come see you. >> we'll have lunch in rainy new
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york. >> there you go. thanks very much for stopping by. really appreciate it. you can see whoi five oh, tonight at 10:00909,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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we're isn't the upper 60s and we'll go to a high of 75 degrees. now, over to sharon gibala. hi, marty, it's been a problematic morning. that's 95 southbound at the chesapeake house. we had a vehicle fire blocking all lanes.
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it's been moved to the shoulder and you're looking at southbound delays. and watch for a wreck at meadow ridge road. and that's at harford road. and that's at sinclair. 83 and south. and then, another seven minutes to the beltway. there's the beltway drive times and speeds. slow at the top and westside. there's the westside at old north road. that's a 15 minutes set wack. this is brought to you by fells entertainment. watch toy story at the first manner arraign gentleman. manner-- mariner arena. we have a baltimore city school advisory to pass on. western high school is closed today due to flooding in the
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basement. a little bit of rain won't stop people from going to the slot parlor. it opened days ahead of schedule and still, there are 1500 slot machines and the casino will pay off. they employed more than 350 people and they'll generate $100 million a year. a violent weekend here in baltimore city. the police are looking for those behind a pair of shootings. a man was shot in the chest and he was in critical condition in shock trauma and also, a man was shot with a shotgun. the police have no suspects and motives. and the orioles continue to struggle on their last road trip of the season. they did their best to keep up with the blue jays. the birds fell behind and never recovered. and stay with wjz-13, maryland's news station.
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no monday blues here. welcome back to "the early show." yes, only september but we feel we need to tell you what this year's hottest holiday toys will be because they will go like this. you know you'll be tuck in the toy store with a mad rush but if you listen to us we'll reveal some of the best and i want to introduce you to the nerf and strike stampede blaster, guys. this is no joke. a long way since the nerf is ball of our childhood. check this out. which camera? this one? ooh. >> tons of fun. tons of fun. >> can i see that?
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>> of course, you can. because the old nerf one had -- here, pick that up a second, back in the day, you'd be able to shoot like one of these at a time maybe and no be able to shoot multiple. >> not have to reload. >> exactly. >> shoot it there. >> all right? >> never gets old. >> maggie, things we have to learn about now that we are boy moms, a whole new world i'm discovers. >> we used to have a little thing called the weapons draw. >> -- barbie. >> -- called the weapons drawer. >> did you, in the smith household. >> oh, yes. >> this is my future. >> there may be room in that drawer for all the toys. if you are looking at a house you know it's a buyer's market but some are frankly incredible and sound too good to be true. we'll show you homes this morning, all different areas of the country, now on the market for 65% below their original asking price. they could be in your neighborhood, nice looking properties. 65%. >> thanks for the --
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>> if you've heard sort of what's that sound in the background? that is the sound of excellence. >> and the smell. >> the sound of excellence, two of the best known chefs in the world in our kitchen with us live this morning, thomas keller and daniel boulud to share a wonderful recipe with us this morning for your slow cooker, all right? love that. but, they're also here to talk about a very prestigious competition that they are helping coach the american team on and they'll tell us all about that in just a moment. >> first, let's check with dave outside with a final check of the weather.
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all right, good morning, well, we're not sure we agree with the weeklong rain scenario, but we have a bit of alulae from the stead -- a lull from the steady rains and we'll be at 75 degrees today. tomorrow morning, we could have a leftover sprinkle and tomorrow, we're on the checked side and wednesday's looking good. 73 and a chance of a shower thursday and friday and saturday, back to sunshine in thth [ cheering ] >> real quickly. if people want to help out this cause for st. jude's, what do they do? >> eat at chile's today, 100% of the profits go to st. jude or you can text 90999 hope to 9099. >> there we go. >> thanks again. that's your weather picture. you know what you need to do. we'll send it back inside. >> thanks. these are not the golden days for anyone hoping to sell a home
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but if you want a silver lining here, take a look at the buyers who can find incredible deals. cbs news business and economic correspondent rebecca jarvis joining us with examples. the latest housing numbers are sort of, there is a bit of positive news in this, as well. >> a little bit of positive news. >> looking for a silver lining. >> always trying to find it. existing home sales still at the lowest level since 1963 for new homes, as well, looking at very low levels but the prices are just starting to show signs of notching up. if you want to buy right now, there are pretty amazing deals to be had. >> you've taken a look, a snapshot of the country, a number of areas, perhaps not the traditional areas we hear about when you think you could get a bargain on your home, not talking about sunbelt states. >> some are. we'll get to those but illinois is a place to take a look. one of the reasons illinois's property is so depressed they've had really terrible unemployment in the state of illinois higher than the national average. our first home is in westchesser, illinois, a three-bedroom cape cod style one
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bath on the market 417 days. that gives you a sense, a long time to be on the market. >> over a year. >> started out at $216,000. now, $74,900. that's more than a hundred thousand dollars off the original asking price for the home right now. >> that is amazing to think you can get a house for that price especially right now. >> right. 65% off. >> in fe nooiks, arizona a sunnier area. >> yeah. >> i was thinking more florida when i said that. >> sure. >> when you look at an area like phoenix, as we know hit really hard obviously you'll be able to get a good bargain. this place, though, also off 65%. this is just in three months it's been on the market. >> yeah. and you what see, particularly in places like arizona, which have just faced massive deductions in home values and, also, issues with the unemployment rate there, so many people bought homes hoping to flip them in arizona. you do see a lot of deals and major reductions in arizona, this is a three-bedroom 2.5 bath
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on the market for 97 days, started out at $570,000. now is $200,000. so, a reduction of $370,000. there you see the house, what you see inside is that it still needs flooring and cabinetry. it needs some interiors, as far as doors and things like that. you have to, buying this one, you have to say i'm ready to also invest in this one, what you see with some of these great deals. >> and to invest in that particular market, right. >> exactly. you have to be ready to invest in that. also, i should say, you have to be ready to live there an extended period of time. the days of buying real estate and flipping it for the average person are done. you can't go out and think you are going to make $100,000 on something by just buying it and flipping it. >> you have to be more realistic. a house in east haddon, connecticut, not from where i grew up, a beautiful area of the state. >> beautiful. >> beautiful home. the water's right there but i can't believe the house of this house. >> it has come down. it started out above a million
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dollars. it's been on the market now for 848 days. >> ohh. >> so, we're talking three years on the market at this point. it is now $429,000, massive, massive, more than 500,000 dollars off the cost of this home. pilots and boaters are the kind of people that might be interested in this. as you know from growing up in the area there is a lot of water and a great area for the outdoor type person and, of course, you see this major discount. >> i can't believe that discount. finally as we go to florida, lake worth, florida this house scares me a bit seeing the same reduction, huge reduction on price but on the market for over 1200 days. years and years on the market. can this even be a good investment at this point. >> well, again, you have to think about it as a long-term investments and in this case, we're looking at a property that was built in 2006. it's pretty much been on the market ever since it was built. started out like i should say at $994,000. now it is $345,000 and in this case, what you're going to get is probably a short sale.
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which means that the buyer is actually owing probably more on the home than what it's worth right now as far as the mortgage goes. the bank is going to come along and say, you know what, we'll give you a discount to what your original mortgage is and we're going to agree we're going to, as a bank, lose a little money on this home. the seller has to pay for the rest. >> we want to get rid of it. >> exactly. >> thanks. >> thanks, erica. >> maggie? >> thank you. do you remember the sh shu shu hets? they are so 2009. even in this tough economy, the average hosshold spends $300 every year per child on toys. joining us with the early hot toy picks for the upcoming holiday season parenting sxerlt shannon eis contributor at "time to play" magazine. good morning. >> good morning, maggie. >> doing 2010 toys. >> we are. >> including this just out. the shallest laptop i've seen from leap frog. this is teeny weeny. >> this is great.
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not many parents frantically going to the sores but giving them tips how to kick off the holiday shopping season with perhaps less chaos. a good sdpampl is giving people lists, the appropriate ties to give your children. people gift giving young children want to do right and feel good ba what they are giving educational products play into that. this is about $25. it is a sturdy portable kid-friendly version of a laptop that keeps your gadget safe and away from them and one of those gifts gift-givers feel good about and children feel good about. >> for what age. >> starts about 18 months, really good for that toddler. >> people might say i don't want my kid to get into technology so soon but i have a preschool child and they start on computers that age. >> they are modeling. they want to do what you are doing but it is important to give them a balanced toy box which we can talk about next. thing-a-ma-jigs quite the thing on the market.
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you pick up your alto and i'll pick up my base. a big plus for the industry. squeeze their hand for different modes. left hand welcome you, next get ready to sing and the next one is they can harmonize together. if you squeeze their bellies -- you can get all four into the action. >> that could drive me crazy. >> you know what's great about it they are made for preschoolers the big collect sdikt for an older audience and expected to be big sellers. >> i know adults buy them and put them on youtube videos. >> stars of the internet. they sing different songs and they interact. >> very good. a very popular cartoon on disney now have a toy? >> they do. why we are talking about, this the entertainment industry really drives a lot of what is happening. kids favorite characters are favorites for play. the reason we are showing for this, it will sell out fast a brand-new loop playset from the
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chuggington play. coming out for the very first time this holiday season in very limited supply. if parents are really interested this bringing this play into their home they might want to take a look early. this is an example of the type of play. if we owe had the batteries in it it would shoot through the loop and across the studio. we won't do that but you get a sense of the play. geared towards boys but the property and color really fanatic. >> and "toy story 3" you know will be big this year because it all about the movie. >> right. the movie grossed $300 million and ticket sales domestically. you see buzz lightyear. robotics, animated toys are really popular. this is an expensive price point an $80 product, very interactive flips into spanish mode. we turn him on he'll be all over the place, remote controlled really fantastic but really showing this because we expect that property to drive a lot of sales this season. a tip for parents across the board, if you see it, grab it early and save yourself the trouble. for all of these, try to do
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online reviews early. a lot of sites show video reviews of the product and will give a sense how it works, is it right for your child, is it an appropriate play pattern. before you put lists together or run to the store look at online reviews and consumer reports. >> so easy to do. finally the studio favorite. >> the nerf stampede blaster. we got a bit of a show earlier but i can hand it to you again. what is interesting about this, nerf is traditionally outdoor play pattern but this is really interactive as you can see a full 18-clip magazine. rapid-fire. >> your cameraman. >> -- wearing his armor. >> we can switch the magazine clip. what's great about this from nerf all of the realtime play in a safe form. it's also a $50 price point so bigger price tags during the holidays. we know $300 average so you can see how much is put into holidays. >> shannon, thank you so much.
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this is really helpfull. we'll have it all on our website, over to two chefs and a sorta chef. >> and a pretender. >> a poser. >> that's right, exactly right. they the cooking goods are smiling on us today because we have two great chefs with us this morning. daniel boulud owns ten award winning restaurants including new york's daniel, the author of a number of great cookbooks including including: and thomas keller executive chef and owner of new york's per se & california's french laundry, as well as author of "ad hoc at home" daniel and thomas head up the american team at prestigious international bocuse d'or competition here to make an amazing slow-cooked lamb dish. >> home cooking today. >> home cooking. >> he's the chef, i'm the [ inaudible ].
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>> we hope we will be successful. >> i wonder about this. this is, i looked through the recipe in the beginning and i thought, even someone who is inexperienced would have trouble screwing had up. >> you are absolutely right. i mean, it's just really need to brown off the lamb shoulder. we'll put it in our all-clad cook our beans we haven't even soaked. >> you don't even have to soak those overnight or anything. >> no, they are good to go. it is very, very simple. >> this has been braised in like a canola oil or something, make sure it is all brown all around. >> right. we seasoned, browned it off. this is lamb, from one of our sponsors. then we have lamb stock, we've made this or you can use chicken stock or water. >> okay. i usually don't have lamb stock lying around. >> i know. we're chefs and we do. >> so rue. >> flour and butter. >> all right. so with the stock. >> now we'll pour the stock over
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the beans and turn our -- >> -- and put it on high on high for three hours. after three hours we'll add all of our vegetables. we have turnips, carrots, garlic, beautiful fall onions, bouquet garnie. cover it up, we have our vegetables. >> really the magic of the old slow cooker really will never burn the stew. >> can you see this? look how beautiful that is. that is absolutely gorgeous. >> no fuss. you can go to something else for three hours, put your vegetables in two hours come back, five-hour cook time. >> both of you, accomplished xefs that exist in the united states how have you come together, then, to team up to help foster this competition over in leon? >> i'm from leon. about two and a half three years ago [ inaudible ] called me and
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say, you know, you -- every year, every two years in leon america is participating to the bocus d'or. >> but never win. >> most difficult competition for chefs, certainly and say, well, i would like to suddenly have america do better. and would you be able to get involved and do something? so, the first thing i did, i called thomas and i said, i think a great chef from leon will call you and may want us to team up to help the bocue d'or in america. >> he really did throw down a challenge. >> the phone rang, i answered, will you be involved. what do you do? >> and he got involved with us, also, as -- so the three of us are managing bucser 'dorusa.
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>> how do you form a team to find the young chefs to be in the competition. >> we have a competition and reach out to the chefs in america to give us their best candidates and then we choose 12 of them and they go -- we had a national competition at the cia, this year, the culinary institute of america and the team won were james kent and jeff allen -- they have trained eight months and will train until the end of december, this year, and we'll all go to leon. hopefully, we'll come back with -- >> because in all the years of competition i think no american team has won. >> yes, the best was -- the chef from french laundry. >> came in sixth last year. >> sixth last year with very short preparation. >> we only had four months. >> this is super intensified graduate school for these guys to hang out with you and be under your tulle laj to be in this competition. >> like the olympic of
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competition. each country chooses their best to compete and takes all the skill a chef should require to win. >> very, very intensive, five hours to cook this competition. >> just stunning. listen, we'll have our eyes on the competition when it comes around. thomas keller, daniel, really great to see you both and if you would like to -- i'm going to taste this in a second, put this recipe and more on the competition bocue d'or go to our website news. that's right. >> a little bit of [ inaudible ]. >> yes, everyone can be a donor when they go to the website because we need to raise a lot of money in order to win soimplsts come to our website, donate. >> at www -- >> i'm handing over the money now. >> dot org. dot org.
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welcome back, everybody. >> never so happy this morning. >> have you ever seen lamb so tender you could put it with a spoon. >> people waiting to pounce on this. >> understandably why. >> look at thamplsts one of the questions -- >> make this at the bocuse d'or, you will win. >> the thing, is both of you have put your prestige on the line to say we are here to compete so there is pressure, right? >> very much so, we also have a wonderful committee of chefs in our group, as well. >> 33 of america's best chefs. >> good luck to you. have a great day, everybody. >> go, usa! [ female announcer ] remember this promise?
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you can see the fog over in the shot. and what we're seeing is the low you were talking about. there's a ton more rain coming our way. the forecast calls for a high of 75 degrees. rain continues tonight and overnight low of 69 degrees. that's mild this time of the year. tomorrow, 80, slow clearing and wednesday, sunny and 73 and thursday, a shower or two and 75 and a fall like 68 degrees.
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don. and we'll continue to talk about the weather. western high school in baltimore city is closed due to flooding. a little bit of rain won't stop people from flocking to the slot machines parlor. and they have more than 1500 slot machines and card games. they 'said to employ 350 people and generate $100 million a year for the community. one parlor is up and running, another is getting off of the ground in anne arundel county. and they're knocking on doors as they rally voter support. and several are addressing how slots could create jobs. several say it could mean more traffic and crime for the mall and surrounding neighborhood. the voters will get their final
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say in november. the parents of a slain girl want the man accused of killing their daughter prosecuted by the same prosecutor. he lost the votes and the family wants him to remain on the case. a pair of weekend shootings leave two men hospitalized. a man is in critical condition after being shot in the chest and a few hours later, another man was shot a few streets down. he's in stable condition. ravins fans should be flying high after a hard fought win over the browns yesterday afternoon. the ravens were favored and the home opener was a fourth quarter thriller and it was a game for flacco.
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and the ravens win 24-17. they head back on the road next weekend. you can see the game on wjz-13. stay ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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The Early Show
CBS September 27, 2010 7:00am-9:00am EDT

News/Business. Daniel Dae Kim. (2010) Actor Daniel Dae Kim ('Hawaii Five-0'); chefs Daniel Boulud and Thomas Keller. New. (CC) (Stereo)

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